1977 · France
Jean-Xavier Renaud is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other famous artists such as François Perrodin, Cecile Davidovici, Stephane-Couturier, Ronan Bouroullec, and Quentin Lefranc. Jean-Xavier Renaud was born in 1977.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Jean-Xavier Renaud's work is on display in two galleries, which are Levy.Delval in Brussels, Belgium and Caroline Pagès Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. Jean-Xavier Renaud's work has most recently been exhibited at Anne Barrault in Paris (06 September 2019 until 25 October 2019) with the exhibition TOPOR N’EST PAS MORT.
Historical Context of France
France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Jean-Xavier Renaud
Born in 1977, Jean-Xavier Renaud was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.